According to the weekly report of the office of the United Nations office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), more than 670 thousand People in Ukraine, 90% Of whom live in Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic (DPR and LPR), urgently in need of food.
This report concludes that food is the most essential commodity in areas under the control of militias." urgently need to provide food aid to more than 670 thousand People, 90% Of which are outside the government's control districts, " the news Agency the text of the OCHA report.
in humanitarian UN office stated that during the previous week in cooperation with non-governmental organizations rations were distributed among 4, 4 thousand People in the LC and in the same time in the Donetsk region food parcels received about 10 thousand People. In addition, in Dnepropetrovsk region were brought five hundred tons of food intended for IDPs. In the OCHA report indicated an acute shortage of drinking water, hygiene items, medicines and medical equipment." The health status of internally displaced persons and other conflict-affected people, is deteriorating and requires action. Prevalent cardiovascular disease, mental disorders and acute respiratory infections. Reference to cases of malnutrition and acute diarrhea in uncontrolled government areas, " the report read. As you notice in the humanitarian office of the UN to respond effectively to the needs of residents in the 1st turn, impeded by financial constraints." as of April 3, donors donated or pledged about 57 million for the implementation of the humanitarian response plan, which is 18% of the 316 million needed for 2015, " the report read. As of April 3, the largest amount - $ 5 million - was transferred to Russia. In the OCHA report also notes that on 2 April in the Donets of Russia arrived the next convoy with humanitarian aid, consisting Of 42 trucks. By results of examination of the UN, the help needed is about 5 million of the population of Ukraine. The number of internally displaced persons in the country is 1, 2 million people, 777 thousand took refuge in neighbouring countries, mostly in Russia. As stated in OCHA, Ukraine continues counting the dead. Confirmed the deaths of at least 6090 man, 15429 damaged health. Along with this, the UN pay attention that the number of dead has the ability to be much higher." Full details about the victims in the process latest escalation of hostilities (mid January to mid February) is still expected, " the report said. Before the first day of the week, the Minister of emergency situations Vladimir Puchkov said on 16 April will be sent a new, 24-th, humanitarian convoy for the population of Donbass. The self-proclaimed authorities of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics declared that the only hope for help From Russia.